Resource: Plant of the Week December 19, 2019
Date Added December 19, 2019
Type Plant of the WeekDescription
Stonehenge Dark Druid™ (above) is one of two new Taxus varieties for 2020.
Why Taxus? Didn't we do that already? Like, a lot? Yes, many of us did grow Taxus. There's a reason why it's popular: it's one of the best evergreens for shade - including deep shade. Taxus has a lovely, rich color that is maintained all through winter, and it is very tolerant of pruning for people who are compelled to have meatballs as foundation plantings.
But Stonehenge Dark Druid™ is a tidy, well-branched plant that doesn't need shearing to stay attractive. It grows 2-3' tall and about 3' wide - a nice round little evergreen for landscapes. This is definitely not the giant shrub you pulled out of your grandma's front yard.